DOVECO: A basement for modern and sustainable agriculture

Dong Giao Foodstuff Export Joint Stock Company (DOVECO) has just inaugurated the most modern Vietnamese fruit and vegetable processing center in Gia Lai. With the pioneer in the fruit and vegetable processing industry, closely linking with farmers to build raw material areas, DOVECO is also becoming a solid basement for Vietnam’s modern and sustainable agriculture.

Mr. Dinh Cao Khue (right side) – DOVECO Chairman introduces agricultural products through a chain link model with Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development – Mr. Nguyen Xuan Cuong

Pioneers

The fruit and vegetable cultivation and processing industry is considered as one of the most promising sectors of Vietnam’s agriculture. However, the number of fruit and vegetable processing enterprises currently accounts for just over 2% of the nearly 10,000 enterprises operating in the agricultural sector.

This is a very low rate compared to other countries in the region and around the world. All of these open up great opportunities for Vietnamese businesses, including DOVECO.

With the strong foundation of nearly 65 years of Dong Giao State-owned Farm in the past, DOVECO has promptly renewed its organizational structure, taken advantage of opportunities, and overcame the challenge of building a long-term and sustainable development strategy.

Recently, DOVECO inaugurated and put into operation the most modern and large-scale Vietnamese vegetable and fruit processing center in Gia Lai, located in the industrial and handicraft cluster in Mang Yang district, with an area near 6 ha.

The center has a processing capacity of about 52,000 tons of vegetables and fruits each year, with a total investment of over VND 300 billion.

The project consists of a complex of 3 factories with the most modern equipment and technology today: a factory for processing concentrated juices and puree, design capacity of 20,000 tons of products / year, Italian technology and equipment; Frozen fruit and vegetable processing factory, designed capacity of 20,000 tons of products / year, technology and equipment of Japan and Sweden; Vegetable processing factory, canned food, designed capacity of 12,000 tons of products / year, technology and equipment of Italy, Germany and Japan.

With these production complexes, each year, the factory will purchase hundreds of thousands of tons of vegetables, fruits and agricultural products of all kinds to process and export a variety of fruit and vegetable products such as banana, pineapple, dragon fruit, lemon string, avocado, mango, durian, spinach, vegetable soybeans, sweet corn, Japanese sweet potatoes, Japanese squash of people in Gia Lai province in particular and the Central Highlands region in general.

According to Mr. Dinh Cao Khue, Chairman of the Board of Directors, General Director of DOVECO, up to now, the first batches produced by the Center have been exported to EU, Israel, US, Japan, China … markets.

“All of our most demanding customers from Israel, Japan, and the US all evaluate products to ensure standards, accept import and certify certificates of origin of goods from Doveco Gia Lai, Vietnam on the world market ”, said Mr. Khue.

Mr. Khue also said that this processing center will create a breakthrough to make Doveco Gia Lai one of the modern, high quality fruit and vegetable processing centers of the country.

The center will aim to achieve an export turnover of about 100 million USD / year, the total annual revenue may reach 2,000 billion VND and increase gradually over the years, paying the annual state budget from 100 to 150 billion VND.

In addition to consuming agricultural products for farmers in the province, DOVECO Gia Lai also contributes to creating stable jobs for about 5,500 local workers (5,000 workers in agriculture, 500 workers in industry). average income level from 6.5 million to 7 million / person / month.

Passion fruit is one of the key products of DOVECO

Build strong links

DOVECO is the leading brand in the field of fruit and vegetable production and export not only in Vietnam but also in the international market.

Up to now, DOVECO’s products have been exported to 50 countries, including major markets such as Japan (10%), America (13%), Israel (27%), EU (33%) …

In order to have a material area to ensure quality and stability for processing, one of the recent successes of DOVECO shared by Chairman Dinh Cao Khue is the chain link policy.

DOVECO has implemented a close coordination mechanism between farmers, businesses and scientists, in which the model of agricultural cooperatives and cooperatives has been applied to create a close, safe and durable link. firmly to the parties.

For raw material areas where DOVECO leases production land, the local government of that place signs a land lease contract from the people, then DOVECO signs a contract with the authority and takes the initiative in organizing production.

For the people, after leasing land, DOVECO will create conditions to be employed as workers in the raw material area. As for the raw material areas associated with production, DOVECO will make initial investments for farmers such as supplying seeds and quality fertilizer materials (without interest), transferring technology.

At the same time, monitor, supervise and guide the correct production technique, ensure food safety and hygiene in order to create products that comply with standards from production to processing and export.

In particular, DOVECO has a policy to support in case of risks and natural disasters and is committed to consuming products. Funding to support farmers will be gradually collected by DOVECO at the rate of 20% / month when farmers have products for sale. Besides, DOVECO also commits and signs contracts to consume all kinds of available vegetables, fruits and agricultural products such as avocado, mango, custard apple, passion fruit …

With the motto of ensuring the harmonization of interests between parties, especially the interests of farmers, up to now, DOVECO has developed material areas in many localities. It is expected that by 2020, DOVECO link material area will have 22,000 ha to 25,000 ha, of which about 10,000-15,000 ha in the Central Highlands.

According to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh, DOVECO is one of the first and leading enterprises in Vietnam to develop a key fruit tree value chain, actively creating new varieties with Vietnamese copyright, clean seedlings. diseases, productivity, high quality, efficient and sustainable cultivation, processing and exporting.

DOVECO Gia Lai comes into operation with the application of the most modern technology today, the products are richly processed, meeting difficult markets such as the EU, the US, Japan, China …

Mr. Doanh also suggested DOVECO continue promoting its traditions and strengths in associating with farmers in order to increase the value of agricultural products, increase stable income for farmers, especially special fruits. crab products in the Central Highlands such as passion fruit, avocado, durian, banana …

DOVECO is an important link in the supply chain of Vietnam’s agricultural products, the bridge between the international agricultural market and trading companies, producers, farmers and consumers in the country. DOVECO has exported to 50 countries, especially Japan, America, Israel, EU … with strategic products: cold pineapple, canned pineapple, pineapple juice concentrate, passion fruit concentrate, cold lychee, cold apricot , spinach … In addition, DOVECO’s products are also present in most large and small supermarkets and occupy a large market share in Vietnam.

Source: Nam Khanh – Tien Phong Newspaper

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